he Friends of the Library (FoL) are once again hosting their fabulous book sale, Nov. 13 in the library activities room.
The book sale helps fund activities and assets for the library and over the last six years has added two-wheeled carts for patrons’ use; a large projection screen on meeting room wall; a painted children’s wall mural; several Lego kits for children’s play area; and padded stacking chairs and dolly totalling more than $6,000.
The book sale is by donation and any purchase of more than $10 comes with a one-year membership in FoL
Friends of the Library was formed in 2007 and incorporated in 2010.
The goals of FoL are to have the library be a focal point of the community and a centre of learning and education and to represent the community as an advisory and advocacy group.
FoL is a small volunteer group which raises funds through this annual book sale, memberships and grants.
Throughout the year, Friends of the Library presents a number of speakers/presenters (local community members) to talk on a wide variety of subjects.
In 2015, FoL members worked in partnership with Literacy Quesnel and the Quesnel Arts Council to host a writing contest and hope to offer it again next year.
The proceeds of last year’s book sale, helped purchase Lego which led the library to established the Lego Club, Tuesdays, 3 – 4:30 p.m. for all ages.
“This non-electronic activity fires the imagination and the children play very well, cooperatively,” FoL’s Maureen Murray said.
“Parents can bring their children to this popular activity. Lego donations which will add to the existing supply are also gratefully accepted.”
Those wishing to donate books for the sale can do so during library hours of operation up to Nov. 10.
There are also books purged from the library with lots of non-fiction books.
“We can’t accept encyclopedias, textbooks, condensed Readers’ Digests, magazines or VHS tapes,” Murray said.
The book sales is open Friday, Nov. 13, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The door on the St. Laurent Ave. side will be open as the book sale extends beyond the library hours.
Murray, whose been a reader all her life said, “there’s nothing like a solid book in your hand.”